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A 'tuna on rye' is a play in baseball in which a run scores on a bases loaded walk. As the story goes -- back in the day -- the Yankees were in a tie game going into the bottom of the eighth. The manager at the time, Miller Huggins, called Babe Ruth over just as he was about to step to the plate with the bases loaded and said, "drive in a run here, ill buy ya a cheesesteak". Ruth walked on five pitches, the run scored, and the Yankees went on to win. In the clubhouse afterwards, Ruth went into Huggins office and said, "make it a tuna on rye". And so it began...
Didja catch the Sawks game last night? That queeyah Lackey walked in the winning run, a real tuna on rye.
by DJ Le Renard May 21, 2013
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